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Debbie's Spurts

Just an avid reader. Mostly SF/Fantasy, some hobbies, paranormal, urban fantasy and lighter, fluffier things.


Currently reading

Honor Among Thieves
Ann Aguirre, Rachel Caine
Progress: 1 %
Star Nomad
Lindsay Buroker
Bound by Faerie
John P. McKay
Pursuit of Magic
Linsey Hall
Progress: 1 %
Ghost Gifts
Laura Spinella
Shannon Mayer
Along Came Mr. Right
Gerri Russell
Tyrant's Blood
Fiona McIntosh
Blood Kissed
Keri Arthur
Year One: Chronicles of the One, Book 1
Nora Roberts

Favorite Book Quotes

"Never interrupt your enemy while he is making a mistake"— Lois McMaster Bujold







How to insert book page links and cover thumbnail links to books on booklikes

Runaway Robot - Lester del Rey

The large bookcover at left (dashboard view) you get by choosing "post" on book pages, "update and publish" on currently reading display or by pressing the large "plus" sign when creating/editing posts. 


If in the text of your posts you want to link to book page (like Runaway Robot - Lester del Rey ) or with book cover thumbnails like:


.      Runaway Robot - Lester del Rey 


 then read on for screenshots and instructions.



(Of course, you can also use the URLs to the book pages to link but this method is the booklikes equivalent of goodreads' "add book/author" and LibraryThing's "touchstones".  For some odd reason, possibly just cross-posting, I keep seeing booklikes posts with  links to the book pages on other sites rather than to booklikes book pages.)


When creating or editing a post, you click on the plus'ed bookcover to see additional options.



Pressing the photo/image icon now showing on upper left of bookcover inserts a cover thumbnail that links to booklikes page:




Pressing the gray chain/link icon inserts a text link to the booklikes book page:




Pressing the "X" leaves anything in body of your post intact but removes the big giant opening bookcover.




[I'm also seeing lots of posts linked to books with green-missing-image covers that also include a hand inserted image of the bookcover.  If you have the cover image available to insert manually in your posts, please consider taking the time to help your fellow readers and beef up the booklikes database by visiting the book page and clicking "add cover" underneath that empty cover:




When a missing cover gets added, the "+" cover automatically updates; the thumbnail added to body/text of your post must be reinserted.